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Laguna Beach Edits ‘Non-Commercial’ Photo Permit After Outcry

Earlier this month, we reported that the city of Laguna Beach, California, required photographers to pay $100+ for a photo permit even if they were shooting non-commercial photos on public land. After word of the policy spread and complaints began flooding in, Laguna Beach has now changed its policy, making it clear that personal photography is free to do on public property.

Kathy Griffin Slammed for Photo Shoot Showing Decapitated Donald Trump

Emmy- and Grammy-award winning comedian Kathy Griffin and photographer Tyler Shields are in hot water this week due to a photo shoot showing Griffin holding a bloodied Donald Trump mask that's made to look like the decapitated head of the president. The photo has sparked outrage and even a public response from Trump himself.

Photographers Upset About Zenfolio’s Default Opt-In Album Service

Update on 12/28/17: This default opt-in was changed a while ago and is no longer the case.

If you use Zenfolio to host your photography portfolio, make sure you're aware of the company's Easy Photo Album Design Service, which launched in May 2016 to make it easier for photographers to sell albums. If you make and sell your own albums to customers, you'll want to turn the feature off. And it seems that many photographers aren't happy that the service is on by default.

Man Pulls Shark from Sea for Photos, Sparks Outcry

Beachgoers in Argentina sparked outrage around the world last week after purportedly killing an at-risk baby dolphin by passing it around for photos. Now a similar video has emerged from Palm Beach, Florida, and this one is sparking new debate.

The 1.5-minute video above shows a man pulling a shark from the water and posing for photos with it before setting it free.

Nikon and Photographer Apologize for Photoshopped Prize-Winning Photo

One of the big stories in the photo world this past weekend was the fact that Nikon Singapore selected a clearly Photoshopped image as the winner of a recent contest. After a wave of relentless mockery from photographers around the world, both Nikon and the winning photographer have since apologized for what happened.

This is What Getty Images’ Founder Had to Say About the Sale of Corbis Images

Corbis Images announced last week that it has sold its massive collection of photos -- one of the largest archives in the world -- to the Chinese company Visual China Group, which struck a deal with Getty Images to have Corbis images sold exclusively through Getty.

As many photographers wondered about the future of their images and paychecks, Getty Images co-founder and chairman Jonathan Klein took to Twitter to celebrate his success in getting Corbis' images.

‘Regret’ After Stonehenge Copyright Email Causes Public Outcry

Earlier this week stock agency FotoLibra received an email from English Heritage (the public organization that manages historical sites) that read,

We are sending you an email regarding images of Stonehenge in your fotoLibra website. Please be aware that any images of Stonehenge can not be used for any commercial interest, all commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage.

After the email and a strongly worded response was published to the FotoLibra blog, the story was picked up by Boing Boing, which then published a story titled "English Heritage claims it owns every single image of Stonehenge, ever". Needless to say, there was a pretty swift public outcry.